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"...Doglegs the movie follows several of the fighters: L’Amant, a married family man with severe cerebral palsy who can't feed himself, but regularly fights his wife and professional caregivers in the squared circle; Yuki Nakajima, who battles depression and cancer as much as he does his opponents; “Sambo” Shintaro, another man with cerebral palsy and the promotion's top good-guy babyface, who wants to win one match before he retires; and “Antithesis” Kitajima, arch-villain, ruthless, who wades into the ring with no disabilities, pummels Shintaro, and yet is the closest person to him in the world. But is he the bad guy, or is it the people who want to coddle his opponents? Cozens said, "Maybe it's something to do with the samurai spirit, the Yamato-Damashii, the nobility of fighting, and the art of expressing yourself in combat."..."
"...He'd never become a viral video celebrity before he made his pitch for a "travel show for people who never thought they could travel" to the Oprah Winfrey Network, in which Anner, in the wheelchair that his cerebral palsy has had him using his whole life, would explore America. He'd never seen his online support – fueled by celebrities like John Mayer, the community at Reddit, and probably your mom's Facebook "like" – translate into two million votes in mere days..."
"...For more information, check out their website at http://www.spamarama.com where you'll find the '97 results as well as information about how to tune into the live Internet broadcast from Auditorium Shores, thanks to John Booher and the Magical Band at the Wizard of Austin. Once again, half the proceeds from all this potted pork tomfoolery will benefit a worthy cause, United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area...."
"...This Is Where We Live is an excellent film, and, no, those aren't the shrill cries of an Austin homer. The story's "where" is tiny Llano, and the living is done by a hollow family caring for August (Segal), a twentysomething with cerebral palsy..."
"...The collaborative effort to award the grants originated with requests from area community housing development organizations for funding to increase their current capacity. The grants range from $12,000 to $44,000 and will benefit a broad range of organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, Austin Habitat for Humanity, the Mary Lee Foundation, and a variety of neighborhood development groups..."
"...His sharp sense of humor and character detail keep the stories from becoming dry classroom exercises, although he never allows us escapist entrée into the stories themselves. “Fiction” is set on a college campus in the mid-Eighties and tells the story of two students in a creative writing seminar, Vi (Blair) and her lover with cerebral palsy Marcus (Fitzgerald), and their relationship with their professor Mr..."
"...The film begins with the death of the Flynn family matriarch. Following the laying-in, Ma Flynn's four grown offspring -- eldest Thomas (Lewis); alcoholic Michael (Henshall); hotheaded college boy John (McCole); and only daughter Sheila (Stevenson), who suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair -- embark on an orgy of emotional and physical self-destruction that uses as its centerpoint the children's own grief for their lost mother (whom we see in flashback comforting her brood during a particularly nasty thunderstorm)..."
"...One of the most immediately eye-catching expressive forces comes from the Australian-born 14-year-old Tilly Jones, star and subject of opening film Tilly's Symphony. Jones, who has cerebral palsy, is able to play five instruments and compose classical pieces for a full orchestra (her talents will be seen outside of the moving image during her preshow performances Friday and Saturday night)..."
"...After double hip surgery last April, 8-year-old Beatrice Kennedy, who suffers from cerebral palsy, began experiencing intense seizures, most often as she was trying to sleep, a potentially deadly combination. Her mother Cary placed her on Klonopin, but the drug can impair cognitive abilities, already weakened for Beatrice..."
"...Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old undocumented girl in Texas with cerebral palsy, will finally be released to her family after calls from lawmakers and the ACLU's threat of a lawsuit. In October, Hernandez was detained by border patrol, who waited outside the hospital while she was in surgery, and restricted her from seeing her family in Laredo...."
"...Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are calling on the federal government to release an undocumented 10-year-old with cerebral palsy from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement..."
"...Her physician failed to diagnose the disease and prevented her from terminating her pregnancy – a choice Jacobs says she would have made. Her family received $120,000 in a settlement for medical care for daughter Lesli, who is autistic, blind, deaf, and suffers from cerebral palsy..."
"...Founder Archer Hadley began the challenge after being left in the rain, unable to open the doors to the school building. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy early in his life, Archer realized that changes needed to be made..."
"..."The Archer Hadley Story" Directors: Ben Root, Alex Treviño "The Archer Hadley Story" follows Archer Hadley, a senior student who has cerebral palsy as he hosts the Wheelchair Challenge fundraiser in hopes of buying his school automatic doors...."
"...A Night for Movement will be a fun introduction to The Movement Tracks Project, being launched by the Austin-based Center for Music Therapy, to create new methods for music composition and recording that can improve the walking of adults with Parkinson's disease and of children with cerebral palsy. Friday, June 19, 6-8pm, at Central Market North..."
"...5 as the school opened new wheelchair accessibility features. Student Archer Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, raised over $80,000 to pay for the renovations...."
"...Indeed, Texas continually fares poorly in its support of disabled residents. In their analysis of disability services nationwide, the United Cerebral Palsy organization ranks Texas 50th, a place it has more or less held since 2007..."
"...I have cerebral palsy, though I’m lucky because it’s pretty mild. I walk a little differently than a good number of people and I have some physical challenges, but the worst of those are pretty much over..."
"...Shonda Harris and her cast want to bring an awareness to a double homicide that happened right in our collective backyard: In 2004, a young girl and her uncle with cerebral palsy were killed on Austin's Eastside. That little girl was Harris' best friend's daughter, so it's clear why she's so personally invested in the story, but you can hear from many of the cast and crewmembers why exactly they wanted to become involved in this project, which is already halfway to its goal, in the video below...."
"...A handyman shakes up the routine of a family in the tiny town of Llano with a son with cerebral palsy. This film is a triumph by any standards, but we're especially proud that it's both locally shot and locally acted...."